Oyster sauce is a thick, brown sauce commonly used in Asian cooking, made from oyster extracts, soy sauce, sugar, and salt. It adds a savory, umami flavor to dishes and is commonly used in stir-fries, marinades, sauces, and dips.
It is also a staple ingredient in many Chinese and Southeast Asian recipes, including those for fried rice, noodles, and vegetables. Oyster sauce can be substituted with soy sauce, fish sauce, hoisin sauce, or vegan oyster sauce, but the flavor may not be exactly the same.
How To Substitute Oyster Sauce In Most Cooking Recipes
|Soy sauce||A salty sauce made from fermented soybeans||Use 1:1 ratio in place of oyster sauce||1 tsp to 1 Tbsp|
|Kecap Manis||A sweet soy sauce commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine||Use 1:1 ratio in place of oyster sauce, can add a touch of sugar if desired||1 tsp to 1 Tbsp|
|Fish sauce||A salty sauce made from fermented fish||Use 1:1 ratio in place of oyster sauce||1 tsp to 1 Tbsp|
|Mushroom broth||A flavorful broth made from mushrooms||Dilute to desired flavor intensity and use in place of oyster sauce||1 tsp to 1 Tbsp|
|Black bean paste||A salty paste made from fermented black beans||Use 1:1 ratio in place of oyster sauce||1 tsp to 1 Tbsp|
|Hoisin sauce||A sweet and savory sauce used in Chinese cuisine||Use 1:1 ratio in place of oyster sauce||1 tsp to 1 Tbsp|
|Vegan oyster sauce||A vegetarian alternative made from soy and mushrooms||Use 1:1 ratio in place of oyster sauce||1 tsp to 1 Tbsp|
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